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Student Self-Certification Security

Form Approved: OMB No. 3206-0032

You can use this website if you receive benefits as a student from the Civil Service Retirement System. To use it, you need your "CSF" claim number and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Your PIN is the random number we sent you. Your “CSF” claim number consists of the letter F, 7 digits plus a suffix (which could be A, B, C etc. this does not include the W suffix) This claim number can be located on correspondence that you may have received previously, such as an award letter or information sent to your payee.






In the field labeled Claim Number, please enter the letter “F” and your seven-digit, numeric claim number and the alphabetic character suffix.

In the field labeled PIN, please enter the eight-character Personal Identification Number we sent to you. If you do not have a PIN or your PIN is missing or lost, please Contact Us.

Once you have entered this information, please select the Log In button to continue.

Privacy Act and Public Burden Statements

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers the Civil Service Retirement System (Chapter 83, of title 5, U.S. Code) and Federal Employees' Retirement System (Chapter 84 title 5, U.S. Code). The information requested on the enclosed form is needed to document a retirement benefit or claim. The information may be shared and is subject to verification, via paper, electronic media, or through the use of computer matching programs, with national, state, local or other charitable or Social Security Administrative agencies in order to determine benefits under their programs, to obtain information necessary for determination or continuation of benefits from OPM, or to report income for tax purposes. It may also be shared and verified, as noted above, with law enforcement agencies when they are investigating a violation or potential violation of civil or criminal law. Executive Order 9397 (November 22, 1943) authorizes use of the Social Security Number to distinquish between the applicant and people with similar names. Failure to supply all the requested information may delay or prevent action on the benefit or claim. Intentionally false statements and/or suspected illegal activities are reportable by us to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

We think it takes an average of 12 minutes to complete your certification. Send comments regarding our estimate or any other aspect of this form, including suggestions for reducing completion time, to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, OPM Forms Officer (3206-0032), Washington, D.C. 20415-7900. The OMB Number, 3206-0032, is currently valid. OPM may not collect this information, and you are not required to respond, unless this number is displayed.